Lovington Man Killed After Car Runs Him Down Along the Highway

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LOVINGTON, N.M. - A car runs down a Lovington man walking along the highway on Sunday night.

21-year-old Jonathon Salcido was pronounced dead at Nor-Lea Hospital.

The New Mexico State Police were called out to the intersection of Industrial and Monroe Street.

Police say Salcido had been at a party earlier and took off walking on the roadway.

The driver of a Nissan, headed northbound on Industrial, suddenly struck Salcido.

We're told the area of the crash was not lit and the driver never saw Salcido.

Police believe Salcido was drinking and the alcohol may have played a role in his death.

They are currently waiting on toxicology reports.